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Flack case: What are the charges?
Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, Ottawa, faces four charges in connection with a quadruple homicide that occurred in spring 2013 at 3197 Georgia Road, west of Ottawa.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Incident with masked men hollering at children under investigation
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a March 7 incident in Williamsburg in which two people wearing black ski masks and driving a white van scared three children, Rick Geist, Franklin County undersheriff, said.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Parolee back in prison after fight
A 27-year-old Ottawa man is back in prison after violating his parole during an altercation March 6 in Ottawa.
One-stop scholarship form aims for more student applications
About 35 scholarships are open to qualified Ottawa High School students, with more listed on the Franklin County Community Foundation's website.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Company awarded grant for software
A grant awarded to an Ottawa Industrial Park tenant is expected to help the company better compete in a global environment, the Franklin County Development Council said this week.
Crime Stoppers: Large disturbance on Hickory Street
Brandon Lee Ellsmore, 27, Ottawa, and Dennis Kelley, 28, Ottawa, suffered non-life threatening injuries in a fight about 8:50 p.m. March 6 in the 500 block of Hickory Street, according to an Ottawa Police Department news release.
Timeline shows Flack's path to trial
Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, has been bound over for trial in connection with a quadruple homicide in spring 2013 at 3197 Georgia Road, west of Ottawa.
Spring Fling returning Saturday with week of activities for families
Saturday marks the start of Spring Fling, an annual string of activities sponsored by the Franklin County Children's Coalition along with the Ottawa Library, Ottawa Recreation Center and many other organizations.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Festival illustrates importance of kids' imagination, literacy
Imagination and observation go hand-in-hand, Laura Huliska-Beith said, and they both are the key to reaching dreams.
Judge Orders Trial In Kansas Quadruple Homicide
A man will stand trial in the shooting deaths of four people, including an 18-month-old girl who prosecutors say was gunned down in the same bedroom as her mother before her body was tucked inside a suitcase and tossed into a creek, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Annual literature festival aims to ignite readers' imaginations
More than 1,100 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders enjoyed an abbreviated short story rather than a novel Wednesday at this year's Franklin County Children's Literature Festival on the campus of Ottawa University.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
I can't imagine why anyone would kill my friend'
"If I could jump in the DeLorean and go back and save Andrew's life, I would," Jones, 34, Ottawa, said in reference to the time machine in the 1985 "Back to the Future" film.
Jenkins office accepting art entries
Artistic Franklin County high school students have an opportunity to show off their talents to a congresswoman who represents them in the nation's capital.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
New building design aims to arrest problems in county offices
If all goes as planned, construction on the new Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Franklin County Attorney's Office and Juvenile Services should begin sometime in August.
Applebee's auctioning memorabilia amid restaurant renovation changes
Ottawa's "neighborhood" restaurant is selling all the Franklin County-centric memorabilia adorning its walls to help benefit a local animal shelter.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Hearing set Tuesday for capital murder defendant Flack
Officers escort murder suspect Kyle Flack to the Franklin County Courthouse in Ottawa.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Hunter education course this month
Franklin County's game warden is planning a hunter education class just in time for great spring weather, he said.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Officers searching for convict who escaped custody
Law enforcement officials continued to search Friday for the 31-year-old Ottawa man, who ran from court security Thursday morning in the hallway of the Franklin County District Court building moments after being sentenced to serve 60 days in the county jail for a probation violation.
Officials trying to undo duplicate Pomona city ordinance after passing it without first reading
City council members in a western Franklin County community unwittingly approved two identical charter ordinances.
Preliminary hearing in quadruple homicide case to begin Tuesday
The preliminary hearing for a 28-year-old Ottawa man who is accused of committing a quadruple homicide in May 2013 is set to begin 10 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa.